Saturday, 7 July 2012

U.S.-Russia visa requirements could be dropped by 2020 – Foreign Ministry

Russia's Foreign Ministry announced on Friday that Russia and the United States could drop visa requirements by the end of the decade. "There is a possibility to introduce visa-free travel for our citizens by the end of the decade," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Friday. "The time frame is difficult to say now. But it is not a decade. With persistent work and well construed requests this goal is achievable." A bill that would see the existing U.S.-Russia visa regime eased is currently awaiting the State Duma's approval. The U.S side has already approved it.

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